JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - February 21, 2022

A Message from Principal Blair

JMS Families,

Last week at JMS, we visited all 6th and 7th grade classroom to review course selection sheets. Students should return a signed copy of their completed selections no later than Wednesday, February 23rd. Students with completed course selections will have scheduling priority.

8th Grade students were scheduled to complete the Social Studies and Science STAAR Interim on Wednesday and Thursday of last week. During the Science test, we had some technology issues and will need to reschedule. Students will complete this assessment on Friday of this week.

Please be on the lookout for your child's Middle of the Year (MOY) Math and Reading Progress Report sent by your child's classroom teacher. 8th grade students will also have Science and Social Studies data. The report will include STAR Renaissance data along with STAAR Interim results. As always, if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to help!



6th Grade Science

6th Grade Social Studies

7th Grade Science

6th Grade RLA

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PTO - Painting with a Twist Event

Jarrell Middle School is excited to announce a special event exclusively for JMS PTO members! Art teacher, Fawn Keith will host our 1st annual "Painting with a Twist" event on Wednesday, March 23rd immediately following the PTO meeting at 5:30 PM. There is no cost to attend, but donations are encouraged and will go directly to our Parent Teacher Organization.

Not a member of PTO? You can still sign up by clicking here!

If you'd like to reserve a slot at our Painting with a Twist event, please register here before February 24th.

This Week @ JMS

February 23rd - March 3rd

TELPAS Online Reading, Listening, & Speaking Testing

Monday, February 21st

  • Staff & Student Holiday

Tuesday, February 22nd

  • Student Holiday & Staff Development

Wednesday, February 23rd

  • STUCO Meeting 7:15 AM
  • Puzzle Club 7:45 AM
  • Spanish Club 4:00 PM
  • Anime Club 4:00 PM
  • Pre-UIL Concert @ JHS 6:30 PM

Thursday, February 24th

  • Unit Testing - 6th Science, 6th RLA, 6th Social Studies
  • Unit Testing - 7th Science
  • Registration Deadline - PTO Painting w/ a Twist Event

Friday, February 25th

  • 8th Grade Science STAAR Interim
  • JMS Track @ Troy

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day - February 22

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Join our team at JMS! New Increased GUEST TEACHER Pay Rates!

Jarrell ISD approved an increase in GUEST TEACHER pay for certified teacher/RN at $130 per day and $120 per day for non-certified teachers. Apply today!

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Partners PE - Winter Olympics 2022!

JMS Makerspace

Each month the JMS library creates a virtual maker space for our students. The maker space is posted at the beginning of each month in the library‘s google classroom. Students have access to activities like origami, online chess, coding challenges, and an online sticker puzzle. Parents and students can check this resource out here!

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TEA Campus Report Card

Attached you will find a copy of the State of Texas 2020–21 School Report Card for Jarrell Middle School. This report is required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas

Education Agency. The report provides information concerning student performance on

the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on

student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support of Jarrell Middle School.

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Upcoming Events!

Monday, February 28th

  • 6th-8th Reading STAAR Interim Test - Round 2

Tuesday, March 1st

  • NJHS Meeting 7:15 AM
  • 6th-8th Math STAAR Interim Test - Round 2

Thursday, March 3rd

  • JMS Track @ Rockdale
  • District Educational Improvement Committee 4:30 PM
  • JISD Job Fair @ IGO Elementary 5:30-7:00 PM
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JMS Office Staff

Kelly Blair, Principal

Daren Childs, Assistant Principal

Charlotte Mendoza, Administrative Intern

Korin Hardt, Counselor

Leasa Arms, Counselor

Mandy Crane, Admin Assistant

Betty Peralta, Registrar

Patricia Esquivel, Attendance Clerk

We are so thankful to have two outstanding counselors at JMS! This week, we recognize Middle School counselors for all they do for our campus and our students!

Korin Hardt & Leasa Arms